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NOHARMM promotes high quality research in the fields of urology, sexology, neurology, psychology, epidemiology, religious studies, and other relevant fields. We can provide assistance with finding subjects and controls, grant-seeking, clerical and technical assistance, networking with other researchers, etc.
Researchers are urged to obtain a copy of Awakenings to use as a foundation for further investigation into the consequences of male genital cutting customs.
In addition to the list below, other ideas for potential research might be gained from reading:
Potential areas of research might include:
Identical Male Twins: Early Childhood Behavioral Differences Related to Differing Circumcision Status
Identical Adult Male Twins: Differences in Sexual Response Related to Difference in Circumcision Status
Restored/Restoring Males: Effect of Restoration on Sexual Response and Self-Esteem
Circumcised and Intact Men: Comparing Duration and Quality of Foreplay vs. Intercourse
Impact of Male Circumcision on Women's Experience of Coitus and Dyspareunia
"Real Time" MRI Scan of Brain Activity During Penile Stimulation and Orgasm in Intact and Circumcised Males
The Sexual Nervous System: Integrity of the Brain-Genital Connection Pre- and Post-Circumcision (See article by developmental neuropsychologist James W. Prescott, Ph.D., Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? Truth Seeker 1989)
Circumcised and Intact Men: Comparative Levels of Sexual Compulsivity
[Anecdotal evidence to date suggests that reduced sensitivity and "quality" of orgasm contributes to compensatory sexual behavior through pursuit of "quantity."]
Comparative Incidence of Desire for Transsexual Surgery among
Circumcised and Intact Men
[What is the incidence of this surgery among men who were circumcised as infants or children, compared to those who were never circumcised?]
Prospective Study of the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Circumcised and Intact Teens and Young Adults
Understanding the Phenomena of Circumcised Heterosexual Men who Seek Vicarious Wholeness through Sex with Intact Men
Comparing Levels of Relaxation Response Between Circumcised and Intact Male Newborns
Infant Circumcision Trauma, Brain Development and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Connection?
Does Trauma from Infant Circumcision Affect Serotonin Levels?
[Researchers believe trauma/abuse lowers serotonin levels and that lowered serotonin levels are associated with increased violent behaviors] (See article by developmental neuropsychologist James W. Prescott, Ph.D., Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? Truth Seeker 1989)
Animal Mistreatment by Young Boys: Ratio of Circumcised to Intact
[Researchers and animal welfare experts indicate that children who abuse animals were often abused themselves.]
Comparative Rates of Domestic Violence Between Intact Men and those Circumcised as Infants (See article by developmental neuropsychologist James W. Prescott, Ph.D., Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? Truth Seeker 1989)
Psychology of the Circumcised: Manifestations of the Evolution from Unawareness to Anger
Survey of Circumcised Males: Impact of Education about Genital Integrity on Self-Esteem and Satisfaction Levels
Psychoanalytic Profile of the Circumciser
Psychological Profiles of Adults who Strongly Support vs. Strongly Oppose Infant Circumcision
Parenting Styles of Parents Who Subject their Children to Circumcision vs. Those Who Do Not
Physical Violence and Child Abuse: Higher Among Parents Who Choose
[Parents who choose not to circumcise often cite their desire to avoid inflicting pain/trauma on their child and respect for their child's rights.] (See article by developmental neuropsychologist James W. Prescott, Ph.D., Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? Truth Seeker 1989)
Spiritual Dis-Integration among the Genitally Mutilated
Re-Evaluating Genesis 17 in Original Language and Context: Was the Command Really for Genital Mutilation? Was it Inspired by God or Man?
Faith or Commerce?: A Study of Income Patterns among Ritual Circumcisers [marketing techniques, profit levels, income reporting vs. non-reporting, lifestyles, etc.]
Assessing American Health Insurers and Payment for Infant
Circumcision: Is there a Level Playing Field?
[Many health insurers know that infant circumcision is not medically indicated, but fear losing subscribers (parents) to competitors if they de-list it as a covered "service"]
Investigating Medicare Fraud in Payments for Non-Therapeutic Infant Circumcision
Is Male Genital Mutilation a Requirement in Islam? [Conact: A.G. Gulam-Hussein]
African Traditions and Male Genital Mutilation: Strategies to Effectively Combat Male Genital Mutilation in an African Cultural Setting [Conact: A.G. Gulam-Hussein]
The Minimisation of Male Genital Mutilation as a Step in its Eradication [Conact: A.G. Gulam-Hussein]
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